The Complete Jacques Tati

The Complete Jacques Tati

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Overview

This set from Criterion brings together each of director Jacques Tati's six feature films: Jour de Fete, Monsieur Hulot's Holiday, Mon Oncle, Playtime, Trafic, and Parade. Also included are a smattering of short films he made.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/2014
UPC: 0715515128315
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Time: 9:59:00
Sales rank: 67

Special Features

  • New digital restorations of all six feature films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on Jour de fête, Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, Mon oncle, Trafic, and Parade and uncompressed stereo soundtrack on PlayTime
  • New digital restorations of all seven short films
  • Two alternate versions of Jour de fête, a partly colorized 1964 version and the full-color 1994 rerelease version
  • Original 1953 theatrical release version of Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday
  • My Uncle, the version of Mon oncle that director Jacques Tati created for English-language audiences
  • Introductions by actor and comedian Terry Jones to Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, Mon oncle, and PlayTime 
  • Archival interviews with Tati
  • In the Footsteps of Monsieur Hulot, a 1989 documentary about Tati’s beloved alter ego
  • Five visual essays by Tati expert Stéphane Goudet
  • New interview with film scholar Michel Chion on the sound design of Tati’s films
  • “Jour de fête”: In Search of the Lost Color, a 1988 documentary on the process of realizing Tati’s original color vision for that film
  • Once Upon a Time . . . “Mon oncle,” a 2008 documentary about the making of that film
  • Everything Is Beautiful, a 2005 piece on the fashion, furniture, and architecture of Mon oncle
  • Selected-scene commentaries on PlayTime by Goudet, theater director Jérôme Deschamps, and critic Philip Kemp
  • Tativille, a documentary shot on the set of PlayTime
  • Beyond “PlayTime,” a short 2002 documentary featuring on-set footage
  • An Homage to Jacques Tati, a 1982 French TV program featuring Tati friend and set designer Jacques Lagrange
  • Audio interview with Tati from the U.S. premiere of PlayTime at the 1972 San Francisco International Film Festival
  • Interview with PlayTime script supervisor Sylvette Baudrot from 2006
  • Tati Story, a short biographical film from 2002
  • Professor Goudet’s Lessons, a 2013 classroom lecture by Goudet on Tati’s films
  • Alternate English-language soundtracks for Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday and PlayTime
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics David Cairns, James Quandt, Jonathan Rosenbaum, and Kristin Ross

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